Wednesday, April 3th was the NHL's trade deadline. Although there was not a plethora of big names moved on trade deadline day, the past week has seen some of the biggest names in NHL history. From Iginla to Jagr, here is a summary of the moves that have taken place leading up to Wednesday's trade deadline at 3pm.
The big deals started to occur last Wednesday, March 28th. After the Calgary Flames told the Boston Bruins that Jerome Iginla was headed to Boston, Calgary then shipped Iginla to the Penguins to reunite with his Olympic team mate Sidney Crosby. The Penguins also obtained the services of Brenden Morrow from the Dallas Stars on March 24th. Dallas also sent future hall of famer Jaromir Jagr to the Bruins. Jagr, despite being an ageless 41 years young, skates onto the Bruins with 14 goals, which makes him the team leader. Many experts thought the Bruins would be more active at the trade deadline, especially since they lost out on Iginla and the Lightings Martin St. Louis who stayed in Tampa at the deadline. The only deals Boston made besides landing Jagr were for defenseman Wade Redden and forward Rob Flick. The New York Rangers, who would be out of the playoffs if they started today, traded for forward Ryan Clowe from the San Jose Sharks for draft pick compensation. Although the 3pm trade deadline came and went without any super deals, there certainly was plenty of news prior to the actual deadline day. The fact that we saw future hall of famers Jaromir Jagr and Jerome Iginla get moved speaks volumes to the levels teams are willing to go to increase their chances of winning a Stanley Cup.